Measuring type  JAN 21 2010

Clever idea: you can measure the amount of ink required to print different typefaces simply by writing them out with ballpoint pens. The pens themselves become the usage graph:

Ink pen graph

Update: You can also use this technique to represent which colors you draw with most often.

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